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APTLA's Past President writes in defence of the Civil Jury

May 11, 2005
In response to a commentary published in The Lawyers Weekly (April 29, 2005) by Harris Hanson titled "Should Juries Determine Damages in Civil Trials?" - Ches Crosbie speaks out on the side of civil juries and justice. 
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Region's Lawyers React to Insurance Industry Record Profits
Feb 22, 2005
Press Release from APTLA President, Bob Creamer 
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President's Message - Blazing new trails with APTLA
Feb 18, 2005
Bob Creamer blazes new trails with APTLA. 
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President's Message: The Civil Jury Challenge
Jul 16, 2004
Recent address of Ches Crosbie, APTLA President 2003-2004, to the Annual General Meeting of APTLA.
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President's Message 10/03
Jan 22, 2004
A recent message from APTLA President, Ches Crosbie.
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Below is a list of all news articles currently available to the public. There are additional articles available to APTLA Members on the Resources Page.

APTLA's President wrote an Open Letter to the Canadian Minister of Justice regarding the Importance of Diversity in the Judicial Appointment Process
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Open Letter Re: Judicial Appointments and Diversity on the Bench

APTLA Launches Challenge to Supreme Court of Canada Appointment Process (Regional Representation)
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APTLA's Submission to the NL Government regarding Proposed Changes to the Judiacture Act
April 15, 2016
APTLA's President Don MacBeath, Q.C. responds on behalf of APTLA to proposal to charge plaintiffs for administrative costs of Jury Trials.
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APTLA's Submission to the NB Government regarding Closures of Regional Courthouses
April 19, 2015
APTLA's Executive Dorector, Libby Kinghorne, responds on behalf of APTLA to proposal to closures of various NB regional courthouses.
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APTLA Member Cindy Bourgeois Appointed to NS Supreme Court
September 1, 2009
APTLA Members and Staff congratulate APTLA Member, Board Member and presenter, Cindy Bourgeois for her appointment to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia! She has been sworn in and sits in Sydney. We are proud to lose her as a Member in this fashion and we wish her every success in her new role in the civil justice system.

Cindy Bourgeois joins other Past APTLA Members: Lois Hoegg, Q.C. (NL), Gillian Butler, Q.C. (NL), Richard Bell, Q.C. (NB), William Grant, Q.C. (NB), Arthur Pickup, Q.C. (NS), Catherine Allen-Westby (NL) and Founding Member, Ben Taylor, Q.C. (PEI) who have all been appointed to the bench during their terms as APTLA Members.


NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION from KINGHORNE & KINGHORNE, Barristers & Solicitors
November 19, 2008
Canada's most dynamic legal team has expanded! Senior Partner, Randolph Kinghorne, and Managing Partner, Elizabeth (Libby) Kinghorne, are proud to announce the addition of SAWYER ST. JOHN KINGHORNE as a Junior Associate upon receiving his call on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008. Sawyer will be practicing with and under the direct supervision and tutelage of current Associates, Juliana Murphy and Teagan Kinghorne. The addition of Sawyer will enable the partnership to become a full service operation. Sawyer is presently assigned to the Halifax Branch Office but he will be making frequent appearances at the Grand Manan Home Office.

APTLA plans a TRIAL COLLEGE with TOM VESPER & MARK KOSIERADZKI
Dec 08, 2006
Friday June 22, 2007 - Saturday June 23, 2007 APTLA is presenting a TRIAL COLLEGE at Rodd Brudenell Resort, Roseneath, PEI. This Summer 2007 program features Tom Vesper (NJ) and Mark Kosieradzki (MN) both renowned attorneys, ATLA Members and legal educators. Those who attended our inaugural conference in St. John's in 2002 will remember Tom Vesper's dynamic style of case presentation. Mark Kosieradzki will join Tom in presenting alternative approaches to representing your client at trial. As planning for this program progresses, it just seems to get better and better. The weekend is going to provide education essential to plaintiff lawyers in their representation of their clients up to and into trial. See our CONFERENCES section for more information. 
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APT Law Volume 4, Issue 2
May 03, 2006
The April, 2006 Edition of APT Law, Newsletter of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association. 
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APT Law Volume 4, Issue 1
Apr 20, 2005
The March, 2005 Edition of APT Law, Newsletter of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association.
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APT Law, Volume 3, Issue 1
May 10, 2004
APTLA's May 2004 Newsletter here!
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APT Law Volume 2, Issue 1
Nov 13, 2003
APTLA's November 2003 Newsletter.
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Useful links
May 22, 2003
Links to various affiliated organizations and legal resources on the internet.
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